Bhopal Hamidia Hospital Sexual harassment case: Introducing work culture did not go down well with staffers, says Dr Maravi

Under scanner over sexual harassment charges, Bhopal Hamidia Hospital medical superintendent (MS), Dr Dipak Maravi had resigned from post on Monday

Staff ReporterUpdated: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 10:50 PM IST
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Dr Dipak Maravi,former medical superintendent (MS) Hamidia hospital, Bhopal |

Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh): A day after resigning as Hamidia hospital medical superintendent (MS), Dr Dipak Maravi, who is under scanner over sexual harassment charges, held stiff resistance he faced from paramedical staff towards his efforts to inculcate work culture in hospital responsible for his quitting the office.

“I was trying to inculcate a work culture at the hospital and accordingly assign duties to paramedical staff. However, it did not go down well with them and they had started to protest over it,” said Maravi while talking to Free Press.

After taking over the charge of hospital MS, Dr Maravi had also taken the additional responsibility of assigning duties to paramedical staff. His style of working did not go down well with the paramedical staff and he faced stiff opposition.  Earlier, the chief matron of paramedical staff used to assign duties and decide day-off.

Chief Matron of paramedical staff Ram Rati Yadav, while talking to Free Press, said, “Dr Dipak Maravi used to assign duties to nurses after he took over the charge as hospital MS. Earlier, I was responsible for assigning duties and deciding weekly offs and medical superintendents only used to endorse it.”

“But once Dr Maravi took the entire responsibility, assigning duties, deciding weekly off and other leaves was his headache. I was quite fine with it,” said Yadav.

Maravi had resigned on Monday even when the probe committee gave him clean chit in connection with sexual harassments charges levelled against him by hospital nurses.  On the direction of medical education minister Vishvas Sarang, a committee was constituted to probe the allegations. The committee after recording the statements of the complainants had submitted a report giving a clean chit to Dr Maravi. However, the entire investigation had also come under lens as it was conducted when Maravi was MS even as there were demands for his resignation from several quarters.

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